MenuTunes
MenuTunes
1.7.2

4.5

MenuTunes free download for Mac

MenuTunes1.7.2

24 January 2009

System-wide interface to control iTunes.

Overview

MenuTunes provides a system-wide interface for controlling and interacting with Apple's iTunes 4. MenuTunes gives you a fully featured system-wide frontend for controlling iTunes. In addition to standard playback controls, MenuTunes can also change the repeat and shuffle modes, currently selected playlist, and even let you specify a rating for the currently playing track. With MenuTunes' easy to use preferences, you can specify what items the menu should show, and even what order to show them in.

Don't want to use a menu to control iTunes? Don't want to use the mouse at all? With MenuTunes, you don't have to. You can opt to use a customizable set of system-wide hot-keys instead. You can even set hot-keys for controlling the repeat and shuffle modes, which, even within iTunes, have no keyboard equivalents.

What's new in MenuTunes

Version 1.7.2: Freeware release. Source code available under the GNU General Public License version 2: http://www.ithinksw.com/source

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How would you rate MenuTunes app?

17 Reviews of MenuTunes

5
Orlandoech
05 July 2011
Version: 1.7.2

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Love it... exactly what I wanted plus its free.
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5
Neal
29 September 2013
Version: 1.7.2
I've been a devotee of GimmeSomeTune for years. Sadly that is no longer supported but MenuTunes does the job admirably. Well done.
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5
Bobzozus
12 March 2013
Version: 1.7.2
Fantastic App for setting up Lyric Notifications. Also offers Keyboard control. Does not do much else for me- but, great free App!
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5
Orlandoech
05 July 2011
Version: 1.7.2
Love it... exactly what I wanted plus its free.
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5
Bobzozus
01 March 2011
Version: 1.7.2
Excellent free app! Love the way that it displays track changes with much customization- and, allows keyboard control. Thank you.
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Billalpinewalker
25 March 2006
Version: 1.7
I just upgraded to v1.7 and it seems to be working well. I selected this product years ago because it let me assign hot keys, that actually worked. I've never had a problem with the product that wasn't fixed very quickly by the developer. The price is reasonable, and I'm a very happy user. The only "problem" I've run into I belive is more an iTunes issue. While importing tracks, I can't use MenuTunes to control iTunes playing of music. My assumption has been this is a limitation of iTunes rather than of MenuTunes.
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4.75
Anonymous
16 May 2005
Version: 1.5.1
lots of iTunes controllers around but this one stands out for its features & design: best of all it gives you instant access to artists, albums and playlists so you can choose your music from the menu bar - and shows previous track and upcoming songs as well. I much prefer it to ByteController (which I used for a while) and Synergy (which I've looked at). Simple + elegant, like an integral part of OSX. (Version 1.5.1, running on 10.3.9 with iTunes 4.7.1)
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Anonymous
05 May 2005
Version: 1.5
for some reason my "play/pause" button after upgrading to version 1.5 is now only "play" and i cannot pause from the menutunes menubar. this is extremely frustrating! is anyone else experiencing this problem? how can i get 1.4 back????
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4.5
Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 1.4
this version fixes LOTS of bugs. it's approximately 8 million times more stable than previous versions. it's rather slick now.
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Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 1.4
Cover art display is available by checking/ticking "Album Artwork" under "Current Track Info" within General Preferences.
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Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 1.4
most requested feature: Art Cover Display....
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Anonymous
25 October 2004
Version: 1.4
Synergy has been around since November 2002, so that's two years.
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5
Anonymous
08 July 2004
Version: 1.3
Excellent app, well done. I prefer it over synergy.
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4.25
Anonymous
29 March 2004
Version: 1.2
This App IS NOT, I repeat: IS NOT, a "blatent rip-off" of Synergy. MenuTunes has been around quite a long time... I remember using it on Jaguar when it was first released. Back then, it was freeware and a VERY small application. Didn't have half the options it does now. But, I must say, this app is very cool. Just wish it could be moved around in the menubard and wouldn't corrupt the plist that runs the menubar. It's only happened once, and maybe the next version will fix both of those.
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Anonymous
06 October 2003
Version: 1.0
ABassCube, did you look at the Status Window preferences? You can change the fade in/out effects. Some of them are way better than Synergy's. Also, I agree with you, this app seems a bit overpriced at its current stage, but keep in mind it's a 1.0 release. (it even says in the app that the ability to set the window position is "coming soon") Lastly, I don't think that MenuTunes is really a copy of Synergy. Resexcellence has info about it dating back more than a year. --Beth
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2.25
Abasscube
06 October 2003
Version: 1.0
I'm honestly surprised by the positive reviews of MenuTunes, especially considering both reviewers had used Synergy. This is a overall a blatant ripoff of Synergy very badly executed at the moment. Now, I'm pretty sure Synergy has been in development, or at least released to in the public, a lot longer (unless there was some public beta that I'm unaware of). Synergy has had betas for a while now and it's made AMAZING progress in that time period. So considering MenuTunes is a first release, it's not horrible. But it does obviously rip-off the idea of the Floater from Synergy, which was an extremely innovative idea. However, MenuTunes' "Status Window" executes the Floater concept awfully, mainly because of its size. It takes a HUGE amount of space in a very annoying position on the screen, making it extremely obtrusive and distracting. It was already taking up a larger portion of the screen than Synergy when MenuTunes was just showing the song and artist, and Synergy showed song, artist, album, track duration, year and rating. Then I turned on the info on MenuTunes, and OMG! OK, it shows slightly more information than Synergy, such as track number, and the current time out of the total time instead of just the total, but my GOD it takes up a RIDICULOUS amount of space! Also the Synergy floater has a MUCH nicer fade in/fade out effect. And Synergy's also half the price. Even if you don't care about the shortcomings of the Status Window versus Synergy's Floater, it has almost the exact same features as Synergy for half the price. There is one nice original feature: the Upcoming Songs. Instead of this, Synergy has Recently Played songs, which is more useful than Upcoming, but since I always listen on shuffle and sometimes I like to see what's next. But this one minor feature doesn't help it even come close to Synergy's complete awesomeness. Now this is a first release, and I'm not saying it won't get better, but as of right now it is pathetic compared to Synergy, and it's double the price. I fail to see the reason why anyone would use this over Synergy in its current state. Note to developer: if you want to have any chance of competing with Synergy, which already has been out in public beta form for a long time and has developed quite a loyal following, I would suggest that you price MenuTunes at the same price of Synergy ($5) if not lower.
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Anonymous
02 October 2003
Version: 1.0
Very impressive. I actually prefer this to Synergy now.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 October 2003
Version: 2.0
Thought this was going to be a blatant copy of Synergy, but it's nothing of the kind, featuring some quite unique ideas. Worth a look...
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